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Buckler Non-Alcoholic Brew | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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2.55/5
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146 Ratings
Buckler Non-Alcoholic BrewBuckler Non-Alcoholic Brew
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V.
Netherlands
heineken.com

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,687
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
146
pDev:
30.2%
Bros Score:
2.37
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
23
Trade:
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of DanielCole
2.39/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not bad, deep yellow body with no head. Look is average.

Aroma was horrid skunky lager yeast. Well, it is from Heineken.

Taste was surprisingly better than the smell. Crisp, only mildly skunky.

Mouthfeel was OK. Not thin but not full, what do you expect from this one?

Overall the aroma was too bad to finish it. I'm on Weight Watchers and I'm not going to spend some of my daily points on this when I have a Tachyon in the fridge.

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Photo of LaneMeyer
3.85/5  rDev +51%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rating according to style. This is the best NA beer IMO. Closest thing to real beer you're gonna find.

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Photo of BigAl18
2.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bru-ster
3.5/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Everyone rates these NA beers as if they are alcohol containing brews. I believe it is unfair as they are missing one real beer ingredient: alcohol. I have drank many real beers (domestic, craft, imported) and many NA beers. I have had Guiness in Ireland, Strong Guiness in Hong Kong, Bass in London (among other ales), Carlsberg in Copenhagen, Corona in Mexico, Molson in Canada, Jever in Germany and Heineken in Amsterdam. I love beer. This is one of the better tasting NA beers I have drank. It has a flavor profile very similar to Heineken Light. I like Heineken and I like this NA version of it.

I also have to throw this in that I read many reviews here that downgrade a beer because it is skunky. Skunky beer light struck beer. Those fluorescent lights in the beer store radiate harmful UV light which the breaks down the isomerized hop alpha acids causing skunky flavor. The beer wasn't brewed that way, it was mishandled after leaving the brewery.
Sorry for the rant

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Photo of HopHead84
3.17/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Straw yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is reminiscent of a euro lager with pils malt and a little graininess. Whisper of noble hop. Flavor is lightly sweet with low bitterness. Grainy pils malt finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Much better than I expected.

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Photo of Beejay
2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pale yellow in color with a white head that starts dissipating immediately.

S: Light grain aromas, as well as a good amount of skunk. Slight rice aroma in the finish.

T: Sweet with a grainy taste. Lightly skunky, slight caramel.

M: Light bodied with very high carbonation. Tingles through the finish.

O: Overall fairly sweet, and not really my cup of tea, but it seems to be about par for the course when rated based on style..

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of jaydoc
2.31/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 31Sam13
2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
3.32/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a slight grain and malt smell, not very big.
Appearance- Resembles Heineken, the best looking of Low Alcohol beers that I have seen.
Taste- Once again resembles Heineken but with a more watered down feel.
Palate- A light bodied beer with mild carbonation, has a crisp finish.
Overall- The best Low Alcohol Beer I have had.

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Photo of mjla
5/5  rDev +96.1%

Photo of BJSmit
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of grahuba
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of BrewAskew
3.1/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out to a frothy white head that falls to a thin film. Golden clear color. Aroma is typical euro-lager with just a touch of that strange NA whang. Flavor is weakened Heineken, with a grainy front, sweet middle and dry, seltzery finish. Overall a decent NA brew that is close to the real thing.

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Photo of Maxxxice
3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of corywalston
2.99/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A. Easy poor little then no head. Light carbonation. Color is yellow.
S. Malt, rice? and Heineken
T. Same as Heineken but a little light and without the sausage, with an aftertaste of saltine crackers. That’s weird.
M. Crisp, watery, and refreshing.
O. One of the better NA beers I have ever had. I’m surprisingly impressed. I recommend giving it a try, just remember not to discriminate because it’s an NA.

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Photo of Keithbruning
3.64/5  rDev +42.7%

Photo of wilsonbaron
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.41/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

My first non-alcohol beer. Lets see what this is like.

Appearance (2.25) : Elmer's glue white head, fluffy and artificial. Pale yellow body with lots of bubbles. Better than I expected for a non-alcohol beer.

Smell (1.5) : So is this what N/A beers are supposed to smell like?? I hope not. Cooked smashed peas, dirty squash, some fermented fruit. Old corn. Just rancid. Smells just like my elementary school lunch room did. Really...? An extra half point for the memory.

Taste (1.25) : If you like beer, but you want to ditch the alcohol, please avoid this beer at all costs. The taste is even worse than the smell, which I'm sure was impossible. Want to know what you're in for, non-alcoholic beer drinking floozie? Rotted corn. A blenderfull of mashed, cooked peas and carrots, army style. A dry bitterness that is not unlike walking into a funeral home. The cooked carrot note is overwhelming most everything. Do not drink this beer. Please, I beg you.

Mouthfeel (1.25) : Loud carbonation upfront that quickly turns into a stiff carcass staleness. Just...wrong.

Overall (1.39) : Stay away, unless you hate yourself. Drink a sprite instead.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
2.45/5  rDev -3.9%

Twelve ounce bottle.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow under a solid one-finger thick frothy white head which fades to a thin cap and leaves puzzle lace.

N: Corn (?), yeasty bread, faintly floral, grassy, faint lemony citrus, hay.

T: Thin, wheaty bread, slightly sweet malts, mild fruity yeast.

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Crisp and clean finish.

O: For the style, this is acceptable and a good starter beer.

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Photo of Maillard
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of wrightst
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Buckler Non-Alcoholic Brew from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 2.55 out of 5 with 146 ratings
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